Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

Profiles Of The Rich And Famous: State Financial Disclosures Reveal Additional Income For Electeds

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (left) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (right) had some of the highest additional sources ofincome on their disclosure reports. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The 2013 financial disclosure statements for the State Legislature have been released, displaying which investments and income sources Queens’ State Senators and Assemblymembers have aside from their day […]

More Residences Set To Rise In Dutch Kills

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Changes to the Dutch Kills landscape show no signs of slowing down. Last Friday, Eastern Consolidated Real Estate announced the $6.5 million sale of an 18,000-square-foot, one-story warehouse located at 37-10 Crescent St. The building currently houses the Paris limousine company. The buyer is Ranger Properties, according to property records. […]

Nobody’s Home At 5Pointz

The FDNY is knocking but nobody’s home. Long Island City’s former 5Pointz building, a 200,000 square foot factory structure once known as a “graffiti Mecca,” is currently scheduled for demolition so that residential towers can go up in its space. The whitewashing of the building last year caused an uproar from the artists who frequently […]

$1 Million: Yours To Spend

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Western Queens residents have $1 million to spend. Participatory budgeting, a process by which community members decide how capital funds are spent, will begin this fall in the neighborhood. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) will hold two information sessions next week to introduce residents to the process. The information sessions […]

Dutch Kills Artist Documents Shifting Surroundings

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Dutch Kills is the subject of Salvador Espinoza’s photography, and it refuses to sit still for a portrait. Espinoza, a Dutch Kills resident for more than 30 years, is a fine arts photographer, photojournalist and member of Long Island City Artists. His project, “We Will Be Here,” documents the changing […]

Events In Queens For July 3-July 10

Events In Queens For July 3-July 10

“Attack The Block,” free screening at Bayside Library starting at 11:15a.m (see below). THURSDAY 7/3 “ATTACK THE BLOCK” Bayside Library will host a free screening of British sci-fi comedy, “Attack The Block,” starting at 11:15 a.m. This R-rated film is about a teenage street gang that fights off predatory alien invaders. Bayside Library is located […]

Independence Day Events Coming to Queens

With flags waving everywhere and the red, white and blue colors being shown all around, July 4 is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States. For Queens, another reason to celebrate this Independence Day is that Macy’s fireworks will once again be viewed in various locations in Queens. But before the fireworks […]

Small Business: Lingering Burdens For Latino Business Owners

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the Borough, more and more Latino-owned small businesses are experiencing similar problems, despite the efforts of the City and local community organizations. One major issue is a lack of networking between business owners and the available organizations that provide assistance. Woodside on the Move is a nonprofit organization that […]